Archive For The “Weight Loss” Category

You Asked: Am I Gaining Muscle Weight or Fat From My Workout?

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You Asked: Am I Gaining Muscle Weight or Fat From My Workout?

Apart from an iced latte here and a skipped workout there, you’ve been good about sticking to your new health regimen. So it’s frustrating to step on the scale and see your weight has hardly budged. Or worse, you’ve put on a few pounds. But wait, doesn’t muscle weigh more than fat? You have added pushups to…

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How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

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How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

An analysis published in The BMJ aims to let doctors and the public in on a little-known secret: Type 2 diabetes, in many cases, is curable. People can reverse their diabetes by losing about 33 pounds, say the authors of the new paper, despite popular belief that the diagnosis is always a permanent one. If more people were striving for this…

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

eri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school librarian in Austin, Texas, used to be a hard-core calorie counter. Each day for a year, she logged everything she ate, squeezing in caloric space for twice-baked potatoes and tater tot casseroles by making them with low-fat dairy, believing fat would make her fat. She studied the menu before…

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Why Slow Eaters May Burn More Calories

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Why Slow Eaters May Burn More Calories

People have been advising others to chew their food well for a long, long time. In Ayurveda, a school of medicine founded in India some 7,000 years ago, slow and thorough chewing is considered essential to strong digestive health, helping to separate a food’s indigestible components from necessary nutrients. People also flocked to the notion—some,…

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This Week in Health: How to Really Lose Weight

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This Week in Health: How to Really Lose Weight

Little is harder than losing weight and keeping it off for good, yet many find a way. Exactly how goes deeper than diet and exercise, according to new science. Here’s what else caught our attention in health news this week. (Sign up for the TIME Health newsletter for more.) The weight loss trap: why your diet isn’t working Danny Kim…

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You Asked: Will Drinking Lemon Water Help Me Lose Weight?

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You Asked: Will Drinking Lemon Water Help Me Lose Weight?

Lemon infused water is a popular drink for weight loss, thanks to celebrity sippers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr. Proponents claim that it flushes toxins from the system, reduces appetite and tweaks the body’s digestive processes in ways that block fat absorption. Trouble is, it doesn’t work like that. In fact, lemon water leaves…

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5 Ways Sleep Can Help You Get Slim

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5 Ways Sleep Can Help You Get Slim

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Sleep, which is available at Amazon. When you want to slim down, the plan probably looks a bit like this: Step one, toss out the junk food; step two, pull out the running shoes; and step three, renew that gym membership (and actually use it)….

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5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It

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5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It

Most Americans want to lose weight, but it’s no simple feat. Just ask someone who’s done it. That’s exactly what TIME did in a recent cover story looking at new weight loss science. After speaking to people who had successfully lost weight (after failing many times), it became clear that there’s no best way to go about…

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